Herpes zoster vaccination appears to be safe in patients treated with biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), despite widespread recommendations against this practice, a new study suggests.
Experts are now finding ways to recover the declining population of Texas’ official sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is the world’s most endangered sea turtle and it has been increasing in numbers until recently.
"According to the CDC, millions of pregnant women have been given the flu shot, and it has been shown to be safe in both the pregnant mother and the unborn baby," said Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Diseases.
November 20, 2014 Written by Bob Shepard
A UAB study of hospital deaths during childbirth suggests the high death rate of African-American women is likely associated with access to prenatal care.
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November 19, 2014 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Haley Johnson singled out for youth injury research award.
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November 18, 2014 Written by Tyler Greer
The School of Nursing recognized for social media prowess.
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November 17, 2014 Written by Jim Bakken
A UAB School of Public Health researcher has published a theory that suggests a mother’s activity and metabolism can influence her child’s likelihood of being obese.
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November 17, 2014 Written by Shannon Thomason
This innovative exhibition will combine public and private Warhol works, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
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November 17, 2014 Written by Jeff Hansen
The multi-project research targets key molecular steps of immune cell-fate decisions after virus infection.
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November 17, 2014 Written by Jeff Hansen
Research revealing new evidence about the role of the spleen following heart attack will be honored during the AHA scientific meeting Nov. 15-19.
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November 14, 2014 Written by Meghan Davis
UAB has two Rhodes finalists and one Marshall finalist in 2014.
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An assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) who stages innovative community theatre projects will deliver the next presentation in The Edge of Chaos Scholars lecture series, to be held in The Edge of Chaos events venue on campus on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Many American doctors may not support genetic testing in patients without a major family history of certain illnesses, suggests a new survey of physicians. The report appears in the Nov. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Statins should be taken by almost all people with pre-dialysis kidney disease as suggested in current guidelines, reports a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
The authors claimed that the study illustrates the importance of diabetic retinopathy screenings. The authors stated that "The rate of self-reported dilated eye care use in the past year was low for the overall sample (32.2 per cent), suggesting that DR [diabetic retinopathy] screening in these settings could fulfil a critical role for patients with diabetes not routinely accessing annual dilated eye examination care."
The grant will allow the two universities to combine their research into the reductions of cancer health disparities in minorities. The four-year project will be led by UAB's Upender Manne and ASU's Manoj Mishra.
November 13, 2014
Endowed scholarship will honor the late Dr. Sara Crews Finley, Reynolds Historical Library to add Finley name to honor Dr. Wayne FinleyWritten by Tiffany Westry
Finley family gives $3.4 million gift to university. Endowed scholarship established, Reynolds Historical Library, lectureship to be renamed in their honor.
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November 13, 2014 Written by Jim Bakken
UAB researchers compared two sets of guidelines to ascertain if people with chronic kidney disease should take statins to reduce high cholesterol levels linked to cardiovascular disease.
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Dr Richard Waguespack, clinical professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's division of otolaryngology, said a wet spring often results in a robust summer allergy season.
UAB officials said in a release that the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded the school a $250,000, five-year grant to help fund the UAB Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program.
Susan Hendricks gives us a look at volunteers using animal therapy for adults and children with cancer.
The grant will be used by ASU and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) to develop a pool of scientists to conduct community-based research in ways to reduce those disparities.
November 13, 2014 Written by Bob Shepard
A UAB study finds that minorities with diabetes have a high rate of diabetic retinopathy, a potentially blinding eye disease, and that telemedicine might be a good way to address that condition.
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November 12, 2014 Written by Tyler Greer
More than 500 volunteers provide dental care at an event like very few around the country.
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November 12, 2014 Written by Shannon Thomason
Featuring UAB Concert and Chamber choirs and Brass Ensembles with area high school choirs, the performance will include traditional holiday favorites.
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The potential application to diabetes arises from the discovery by Dr. Anath Shalev of the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) that verapamil lowers the level of the protein TXNIP in pancreatic beta cells.
November 17, 2014 Written by Shannon Thomason
ArtPlay offers everything from family classes for toddlers to dance, acting, sculpture, drawing, music, writing, fabric arts and more, for any age group.
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"Though the decision to screen or not to screen needs to be individualized for each patient, the potential to detect the disease early offers the best chance of cure. There have been significant concerns about the impact screening will have on our health system and without question its introduction will be complex and require a multidisciplinary approach," said Mark Dransfield, M.D., associate professor, division of pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also the medical director of the UAB Lung Health Center.
While enrollment exceeded expectations in Alabama, those expectations were low because they factored in Alabama's decision not to expand Medicaid, a central part of Obamacare's strategy to get everyone covered.
New research conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that the common blood pressure drug verapamil completely reverses type 1 diabetes in animal models. Now, with the help of a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the JDRF, UAB researchers will begin conducting a clinical trial in 2015 to see if it can do the same in humans.
The top five hospitals by number of licensed beds are: 1. UAB Hospital-1,118
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is postponing all university travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea or Liberia until further notice because of the Ebola virus disease outbreak.
Officials say the partnership is aimed at supporting junior faculty members and developing a pipeline of researchers who are committed to probing disparities in minority cancer rates.
University of Alabama at Birmingham officials say the school will use a federal grant to help train ethnic minorities and people with disabilities to pursue careers in neuroscience.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business will soon begin operating an innovation lab within the Innovation Depot. The lab will serve as collaborative teaching space to help students expand their entrepreneurial thinking.
ABC 33/40 has learned a new study at UAB is designed to help members of the military. The project called "The Brave Initiative" is aimed at treating traumatic brain injuries. These injuries are often the result of a bomb blast.
"Crowdfunding is a remarkable tool for making big ideas a reality," Shirley Salloway Kahn, UAB senior vice president of development, alumni and external relations, said in the release. "Everyone can play a role in making history at UAB in ways big and small. With just a click, you can give something and change everything."
November 11, 2014 Written by Tyler Greer
In “Command & Control,” the second novel by Stephen Russell, fictional retired orthopedic surgeon Mackie McKay finds himself in the middle of an infectious disease outbreak — with Ebola as a backdrop.
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November 11, 2014 Written by Beena Thannickal
The UAB Cancer Center and Alabama State University receive $1.5 million NIH grant to create partnership and reduce cancer health disparities.
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November 11, 2014 Written by Bob Shepard
The addition of five new research scientists takes UAB’s Department of Anesthesiology to new heights.
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November 10, 2014 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Injured military personnel to benefit from unique set of therapies offered at UAB.
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November 10, 2014
Third annual Innovations in Wellness conference offers national expertise on employee wellness programsWritten by Jim Bakken
Experts from leading organizations in employee health will present at the conference Nov. 21 at the UAB Alumni House.
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Dr. Joseph R. Biggio Jr. has been delivering babies for 15 years and heads the division of maternal and fetal medicine within the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He said he has partnered with several CNMs at the university’s hospital and vouches for their care. He said he is not attacking midwives, though he does question the scope of their training. His main problem is the birth venue — at home — and the time it takes to transfer a woman to a hospital in an emergency.
'We have previously shown that verapamil can prevent diabetes and even reverse the disease in mouse models and reduce TXNIP in human islet beta cells, suggesting that it may have beneficial effects in humans as well,' said Anath Shalev,of UAB's Comprehensive Diabetes Center, who is leading the trial.
he Ebola drill was conducted by UAB and the Birmingham Fire Department. It started with a walk-in patient at the Kirklin Clinic.
November 10, 2014 Written by Bob Shepard
The UAB School of Health Professions continues to expand into international education and names two faculty to leadership positions.
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November 08, 2014 Written by Katherine Shonesy
New UAB Innovation Lab Hosts Open House on Nov. 13.
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